SOW A SEED
Your consistent and generous giving allows the work of the ministry to continue.
Thank You & God Bless You!
Click the respective links above to securely give online.
Benefits of Online Giving
1. It is easy and convenient.
2. It is safe and secure (SecureTrust e-commerce.)
3. You can give from anywhere at anytime, even while you are away on vacation.
4. It makes it flexible for you. You can schedule recurring contributions, change amounts, use your credit card, etc.
5. You can view a record of your giving any time you would like.
6. You can easily set up a regular giving schedule so you can remain consistent & and faithful in your giving.
Giving is Worship, Our Response to God.
Giving financially is a response to God’s boundless grace and generosity. It’s a form of worship acknowledging and expressing that all we have, as individual members of one Body, comes from God. Giving glorifies and honors his abundant generosity and reflects it back toward him as those made in his image and likeness.
Giving also says we aren’t afraid of lacking anything because God is our source and we trust him. King David, a true worshipper, said this in I Chronicles 29:12-14:
”…Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”
Giving is for Everyone.
Consider the widow. Jesus praised for her generosity, though she gave only two, nearly-worthless, copper coins. Jesus called hers an abundant gift. So everyone who has an income can give something. But should everyone give?
We get uncomfortable when told we should do something, especially when it comes to money. (It’s worth asking why we’re so touchy about that. Jesus says it’s because we trust money too much and even serve it like an idol.) The truth is, shoulds make the world go round. Wisdom is discovering how the world works and how we should respond to what we know. Imperatives are what lead us to make better decisions, which is why Christ and his apostles offered many healthy “shoulds” to the community of grace. And giving was one of them.
The Scriptures teach us we should give to honor God, to keep our loves rightly ordered, and to express through giving our love for those who benefit from the Church - her provision of Word, sacrament, pastoral care and equipping, to name a few.